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Gabby Douglas, Olympic gold medalist, attends girls empowerment brunch in Rosemont

Sunday, October 14, 2012
U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics womens individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. ((AP Photo/Gregory Bull))

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Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas was in the Chicago area Sunday to help inspire girls.

The gymnastics champion was scheduled to speak to hundreds of mothers and daughters at a fundraiser in Rosemont. The Pink Pearls and Pretty Dresses: Girls Empowerment Brunch was planned from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Stevens Convention Center.

The event raises money for I-Glow, an organization that helps young women in Chicagoland.

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